This is a post bragging about my first weeks successes at the Sate Fair Baking Competition and what I entered for week two of the competition.
- Cinnamon Rolls = 1st
- Sourdough Sandwich Bread = 2nd
- French Bread = 1st
- Irish Soda Bread = 1st
- Eclairs = 2nd
- Maple Glazed Donuts = 1st
I’m very pleased with the cinnamon rolls taking a first place as they were not in the separate GF category, they beat out all other cinnamon roll entries. Likewise the Sourdough bread was in the general sourdough category and took second against wheat versions. The Irish Soda Bread, which I really enjoy, was in the GF quickbreads category, took 1st, but the Judge’s commentary was, “Good for gluten-free.” Kind of a back handed compliment, and exactly why I pushed myself to make tasty baked goods that could be enjoyed by everyone.
I moved way out of my comfort zone for some of the round two entries, and re-submitted the French Bread and Sourdough sandwich bread into different categories to see how well they stack up against the wheat bakers. Here are the new recipes;
The Mini S’Mores Cakes and the Sourdough English Muffins are adapted from recipes available at http://www.kingarthurflour.com/
The Mocha Roulade is from the wonderful food blog; https://cookingupthepantry.wordpress.com/ I highly recommend both of these sites.
Here are my round two entries getting packed up to travel.